GRANT WRITING & MANAGEMENT
No other entity serving Indian country has such a breadth and depth of tribal experience under a single umbrella. The Tribal Solutions Network has been designed to make it easy for tribes to identify and mobilize the resources they need to accomplish their goals. Here is more information on our extensive capabilities.
WHAT WE DO
TSN offers comprehensive state and federal government relations, lobbying and regulatory affairs counsel on a wide range of tribal issues, from land and water rights to gaming, transportation, health care, tax, energy, education and homeland security policy.
Knowledgeable, committed and affordable legal counsel is not always easy to find, especially in Indian country, where qualified expertise in federal and tribal law is not only important but essential. TSN clients have access not just to one lawyer with Indian law expertise, but to a roster of nearly 900 attorneys with specialized expertise in virtually every field of law that tribes might require.
Effective communications programs, both internal and external, are an important ingredient for tribal success. Presenting a professional image to the news media is important, but communicating to tribal members and other vital stakeholders is equally essential. TSN helps tribes develop the internal and external communications programs that will build support within the community as well as among outside stakeholders.
INTERNAL & EXTERNAL
Building community resources from the ground up is an essential function of tribal governments, and TSN can help. Helping tribes identify community needs, build community support for selected initiatives, and find the resources to move projects from concept to reality is one of TSN's key capabilities.
TSN members have wide-ranging knowledge and experience in helping tribes build economic opportunity, whether in gaming or in non-gaming fields such as hospitality, energy development, business-to-business services, and more. TSN can help identify reputable, credible private sector partners, conduct due diligence, negotiate deals, secure financing, develop business plans, and recruit qualified staff.
TSN understands the complex challenges facing tribal governments as they strive to strengthen self-governance. Updating and streamlining government policies and procedures, creating new government structures, developing new entities to facilitate tribal business development--TSN experts can provide the technical and strategic counsel so important to building strong and effective tribal governments.
TRAINING & EDUCATION
Whether you're a newly elected tribal official, an employee in a tribal gaming facility, or working in a non-gaming tribal business, training and education programs are essential for improving job performance and building successful careers. TSN's training experts can help develop customized training programs for tribes and tribal businesses.
Tribes are faced with a constant struggle to preserve their culture, whether it's the preservation of Native languages, the protection of sacred sites on and off tribal lands, or fighting to reclaim sacred artifacts stolen from Native nations in centuries past. TSN has strong expertise in these areas, utilizing tools ranging from legal action and litigation to public relations campaigns and targeted legislative remedies.
TSN's grantwriting and grant management capabilities are invaluable to tribes as part of a comprehensive approach to community development and capacity-building. Writing successful grants is an art, and TSN has access to some of the best and most qualified grant writers and managers working in Indian country today.
Strategic planning is an essential element of tribal success, on the governance side as well as in business. What do tribal members want their community to look like in five or ten years? What kinds of opportunities does your tribe hope to pursue? What businesses fit with your tribe's culture and traditions, and what opportunities don't fit the bill? TSN experts can lead tribal communitites through the vital process of deciding for themselves how they want their future to look.